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Old 01-09-2002, 09:35 PM   #1
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What were the most famous artists as a support act in a U2 concert?

I can remember Oasis for sure, during PopMart in the US...

I had once heard about REM, too..

Any other big bands you know of?

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I think Rage Against the Machine opened for them during Popmart also.

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Oasis played first, but it was billed as a double headliner

Public Enemy
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the pixies

no, i'm not a pixies fan, but my good friend is. when i read u2 at the end of the world they mention the pixies opening for them. i showed it to my friend and his response was "you mean U2 didn't open for them?"

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Pearl Jam and R.E.M. also opened for U2 at one point in their respective careers.
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I agree on REM, Pearl Jam, Oasis...i guess Smashmouth are pretty widely known, yes BB King might be the most widely known artist to open for them...
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Red hot chili peppers? If that counts, at Slane.

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Originally posted by voxson:
I had once heard about REM, too..
I don't know if they actually opened for U2 (not counting possible festival dates).

Famous openers also include:
- Velvet Underground (several Zooropa dates)
- Pretenders (Joshua Tree Tour)
- Lou Reed (also Joshua Tree Tour)
- No Doubt & Garbage (OK, this is very recent, but they are quite big. Bigger than PJ anyway)
- Urban Dance Squad (OK, not well known, but my 2nd most favourite band)
- Stereo MC's (they were very big in 1993 when they opened on the Zooropa tour)
- Skunk Anansie (same as Stereo MC's, but then in 1997)

Hmm, most artists U2 has as a support act are quite famous. But they're still the support act

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Hmm, most artists U2 has as a support act are quite famous. But they're still the support act

Can you blame them? I don't care how famous I would be. If U2 asked me to open for them, I would. Of course, I would probably need some kind of musical talent but that's beside the point.
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Well, I don't know how famous he is in his own right-but he's sure in a famous band.

Little Steven from the E Street Band-I saw him open for U2 on the Joshua Tree Tour.

Fun Lovin' Criminals on PopMart tour-what ever happened to them?
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Fun Lovin' Criminals on PopMart tour-what ever happened to them?
they're hopped on scooby snacks somewhere
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i believe they released an album last year, don't know how it sounded or what happened i just remember reading it.

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i believe they released an album last year, don't know how it sounded or what happened i just remember reading it.
I believe that album 'Loco' did sell quite well here in Europe. I did see the lead-off single (also called 'Loco') quite often on the music channels here in the Netherlands.

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I saw The Waterboys open up for U2 on The Unforgettable Fire tour. They may not be well known now, but were considered a great band then, and are still making great music today. Mike Scott is a musical genius.

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I saw the Pixies open for U2 on the ZooTV tour. I remember walking into the arena and hearing super loud thrash music. I wasn't impressed. Can someone recommend an album that might make me a believer?
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I think I take the cake. I saw the Ramones open for the boys in a soccer stadium in Oviedo, Spain. Zooropa '93.

Still the best show I've ever been to. Waited in line, the floor was GA and I was two rows away from the catwalk.
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- Lou Reed (also Joshua Tree Tour)
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Can someone recommend an album that might make me a believer?
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How about "Surferosa" or "Doolittle". Both great albums.

IMO, the Pixies were a prickish snobby indy band who thought they were too good for the mainstream (especially Kim Deal, who's just a bitch) and yet they played for U2, probably only because of Frank Black, who in reality was the Pixies. In fact, I would say skip the Pixies and head straight for Frank Black. His music is cool, he's cool. Check out his album Teenager of the Year. Great stuff.
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